Piilo/Hide for saxophone


I composed Piilo for 3 different levels: professional, advanced level (advanced special studies at music institute), pedagogical level (beginners level 2 at music institute). 

Includes playing cards for improvisation and composition in a group and solo studies.

photo: Minna Leinonen

In Piilo (Hide) I use the saxophone´s wide color palette wrapped in an atmosphere which comes from childhood play: The exciting moment when you know that the seeker is close but you wouldn't like to get found yet. 

Piilo is dedicated to fantastic saxophonist and pedagogue Kalle Oittinen who commissioned this work. It is composed with the help of Finnish Cultural Foundation Pirkanmaa and Arts Promotion Centre Finland, many thanks!

Piilo for professionals Kalle Oittinen, saxophone

Piilo for professionals (publisher: Fennica Gehrman)

Piilo 2 for advanced students Akseli Gerlander, saxophone

Piilo 2 for advanced pedagogical level (publisher: Fennica Gehrman)

Piilo 3 for beginners Johannes Sorsamo, saxophone

Piilo 3 for beginners (publisher: Fennica Gehrman)

Piilo cards in Finnish and English (publisher: Fennica Gehrman)


"The saxophone piece Piilo was heard in two versions. Kalle Oittinen played the more technically demanding version skillfully. Young Johannes Sorsamo, on the other hand, brought the concise junior version of the piece to the audience with a brisk touch." 

-Harri Hautala, Aamulehti 18th September 2023